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Woman now 7th person wanted in Georgia taxi driver's slaying

Jun. 18, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A seventh person is now wanted in the April death of a Georgia taxi driver found slain far from her home. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Friday that it has obtained a murder warrant for 28-year-old Maria Katherine Chavez Encarnacion of...

Morton takes no-hitter into 7th, Braves beat Cardinals 4-0

Jun. 17, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Morton made a small tweak to his mechanics that produced a big change in how he drives the ball from the mound. “I’ve been aware of some of the things that I’ve been doing poorly in my delivery," he said. “It’s really hard, particularly...

Braves' Morton loses no-hit bid in 7th vs Cardinals

Jun. 17, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves starter Charlie Morton lost his no-hit bid with one out in the seventh inning when Paul Goldschmidt singled for the St. Louis Cardinals. Morton hit Matt Carpenter with a pitch in the third inning Thursday night and also drilled Dylan Carlson in the...

Georgia promises hundreds of vaccine events to boost uptake

Jun. 17, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN. Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials say state health workers and others will participate in more than 370 community vaccination events between now and July 4th, trying to push up the state's lagging rate of COVID-19 vaccination. Gov Brian Kemp spoke to reporters...

Top seeds 76ers, Jazz facing elimination games in semifinals

Jun. 17, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The NBA's top playoff seeds, Philadelphia and Utah, are on the brink of being eliminated. The 76ers have blown leads of 18 and 26 points in back-to-back losses to the Atlanta Hawks, who now lead the Eastern Conference semifinal series 3-2. Atlanta, the...

Georgia Power seeks $235M boost to pay for nuclear plant

Jun. 17, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power Co. is asking regulators to let it raise annual rates on customers by $235 million a year as the utility seeks to pay for its share of a huge nuclear project. The company says the proposal would raise bills for a typical residential customer...

Students pulled from car by Atlanta police sue city

Jun. 17, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police had no justification for pulling two students from their car and hitting them with stun guns while they were stuck in traffic caused by protests over George Floyd's death, a lawsuit filed Thursday says. The federal lawsuit by Taniyah...

Regents approve new president at Georgia State University

Jun. 17, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The current provost at George Washington University will become president at Georgia State University in August. Regents voted Thursday to name M. Brian Blake as president of Georgia's largest public university, days after naming him as the sole finalist...

Reports detail tense moments with Georgia election monitors

Jun. 17, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As a pair of election workers sat at a table counting ballots during an audit of Georgia's presidential election in November, no fewer than eight Republican monitors swarmed around them, hurling accusations of voter fraud and taking photos in violation of the rules. ...

Federal park system along Chattahoochee River has new leader

Jun. 17, 2021 07:37 AM EDT

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has a new superintendent. Ann Honious will lead the park that’s made up of more than a dozen recreation areas in metro Atlanta, the National Park Service announced this week. ...